Welcome to the Anews podcast. This is episode 76 for August 10, 2018. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week.
Editorial: Topicality, by Smile
TOTW: The Medium and the Message
An African anarchist-communist approach
Racism has been a curse in South Africa, and remains embedded in the society. But how scientific are racist ideas? Where do they come from? And how can we fight racism and create a truly equal and fair society? What do we as revolutionary anarchists think?
From Medium by Uri Gordon
Ten years ago I published a short and not very rigorous essay titled “Dark Tidings: Anarchist Politics in the Age of Collapse”, in which I attempted to anticipate forthcoming trends in the terrain of social struggle, and suggest responsive stategies for social transformation in view of ecosystem degradation and climate change. Since the news cycle has again come around to these themes, the topic may be worth revisiting.
From Earth First!
Joseph Mahmoud Dibee, an alleged member of the Earth Liberation Front group “The Family,” has been arrested in Cuba and is now being held in Oregon. Cuban authorities, with assistance from the FBI and other US government agencies, detained Dibee in Cuba shortly before he was set to board a plane to Russia. He has been held in the Multnomah County Detention Center in Portland since Thursday afternoon.
From Contra Info by anarchist Gustavo Rodríguez
To memory of Mauricio Morales Duarte
“The cult of the dead is nothing more than contempt for true pain. […] The latter must also disappear, faced with the fatality of death the people must react firmly. We must fight against suffering instead of displaying it, of promenading it in grotesque processions and false commemorations […] Pyramids, graves, tombs must be thrown down; we must drive the plow through the walls of cemiteries to rid humanity of what we call respect for the dead, which is the worship of corpses“.
A Report from Charlottesville, August 11, 2018
A year after fascists with torches marched through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, anarchists and other anti-racists who traveled there to shut down their rally returned to support locals in observing the anniversary of those events. Defying a massive police mobilization aimed at completely suppressing all freedom to demonstrate, hundreds marched around downtown for hours. The following hasty report was submitted by some of the out-of-town participants.
Greek Anarchists 1985...
A new wave of young anarchists, more aggressive and violent, emerged in the mid-1980s
Riots after Nikos Temponeras killing 1991
Leftist school teacher Nikos Temponeras was murdered in 1991 by secretary of the youth branch of the New Democracy right-wing party. The killing caused civil unrest in several Greek towns.
The Best Years of Our Lives
by Jon Bekken, Anarcho-Syndicalist Review #74, Summer, 2018, page 10
A wave of teacher revolts swept the United States from March to May, closing schools across the South and Southwest--states where legislators have limited teachers' right to unionize and bargain, and have taken advantage of weakened unions to slash education budgets.